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[20548]  PALESTINE …BRITISH FLEET MAIL OFFICE REGISTERED..  1948 (Jun 29)
[20548]  PALESTINE …BRITISH FLEET MAIL OFFICE REGISTERED..  1948 (Jun 29)
[20548] PALESTINE …BRITISH FLEET MAIL OFFICE REGISTERED.. 1948 (Jun 29) Plain envelope registered to Haifa bearing GB GV1 3d tied British Fleet Mail /12 cds with black framed REGISTERED & with below blue crayon F M O 12 No 028 & with on reverse British Fleet Mail 12 (29 Jun) dispatch cds black oval FLEET MAIL OFFICER /29 JUNE 1948 /HAIFA handstamp alongside vernacular Israeli (29 Jun) arrival cds. ................................................................................................ The State of Israel was declared on 14 May 1948 & ever since we have lived with problems between Israel & Arabs, interesting registered item
US$100
[20542]  PALESTINE - GB …RAF HONOUR ENVELOPE..  1944 (Aug 16)
[20542]  PALESTINE - GB …RAF HONOUR ENVELOPE..  1944 (Aug 16)
[20542] PALESTINE - GB …RAF HONOUR ENVELOPE.. 1944 (Aug 16) R.A.F. form 1645 Honour envelope imprinted C & Co (B) Ltd (Daynes RE 5a) to Exeter bearing GB 1d + 3d + 6d all overpruinted M.E.F. & tied Field Post Office 148 cds & with violet RAF Censor 364 (Type R 11) .............................................................................................. A nice combination of RAF Honour envelope & GB M.E.F. overprints
US$130
[20543]  PALESTINE - GB …INDIAN REGISTERED CENSORED INDIAN FPO 55 at AR RAMA ..  1943 (Jun 12)
[20543]  PALESTINE - GB …INDIAN REGISTERED CENSORED INDIAN FPO 55 at AR RAMA ..  1943 (Jun 12)
[20543] PALESTINE - GB …INDIAN REGISTERED CENSORED INDIAN FPO 55 at AR RAMA .. 1943 (Jun 12) Co-Operative Insurance Society Ltd., pre-addressed envelope registered to Manchester from local office bearing GB 3d tied Indiaan Field Post Office 55 cds located Ar, Rama & recorded by Proud as not seen & with R -163 registered label with ink FPO 55 inserted & violet Crown over circle Passed By Censor / No 244. ................................................................................................ FPO 55 moved from Lysi Cyprus to lebanon in early May 43 stayed 3 weeks until arriving Ar. Rama, Palestine 31 May before moving to Eilabun at the end of June but remained Not Seen (Proud) until arriving in Zirin at the start of July...Scarce item
US$225
[20527]  TURKEY - MALTA …1920 BRITISH LEVANT REGISTERED to TURKISH POW …  1920 (Jan 19)
[20527]  TURKEY - MALTA …1920 BRITISH LEVANT REGISTERED to TURKISH POW …  1920 (Jan 19)
[20527] TURKEY - MALTA …1920 BRITISH LEVANT REGISTERED to TURKISH POW … 1920 (Jan 19) Envelope endorsed in Arabic along top & registered to Soudy Bey, Wardella Camp bearing GB GV 2d & 2˝d tied British A.P.O. /Constantinople cds & with blank R 97 label with some foxing modified in ink to 797 & tied British A.P.O. /Constantinople & with violet unframed Passed Censor applied in Malta with on reverse senders details in Arabic script & 20mm single ring Malta (30 Jan) arrival thimble cds. ................................................................................................. After the armistice Britain occupied parts of the former Ottoman Empire & in order to maintain stability 144 Turks were in stages deported & interned at Malta as Political Prisoners with the last of them being released during the latter part of October 1921...mail is not common
US$450
[20518]  CHINA - GB…BRITISH FORCES SHANGHAI DEFENCE FORCE ..  1936 (Jun 19)
[20518]  CHINA - GB…BRITISH FORCES SHANGHAI DEFENCE FORCE ..  1936 (Jun 19)
[20518] CHINA - GB…BRITISH FORCES SHANGHAI DEFENCE FORCE .. 1936 (Jun 19) Picture postcard entitled View of large Castle-Gate, Shan-Hai-Kuan to Guildford, Surrey bearing GB GV Photogravure 1d tied very scarce Field Post Office 4 cds located Sanhaikwan during the summer of 1936. ............................................................................................... In January 1927 mobs supported by Cantonese & elements of the Nationalists Army attacked the British Consulate in Nanking other threats against British interests in Shanghai prompted action & problems had subsided by the end of the year although some military units remained until the outbreak of WW2 .. Several FPO's served military units FPO 4 being very scarce.
US$350
[20517]  CHINA - GB…BRITISH FORCES SHANGHAI DEFENCE FORCE ..  1927 (Sep 5)
[20517]  CHINA - GB…BRITISH FORCES SHANGHAI DEFENCE FORCE ..  1927 (Sep 5)
[20517] CHINA - GB…BRITISH FORCES SHANGHAI DEFENCE FORCE .. 1927 (Sep 5) Plain envelope to Hyde Park, London bearing GB GV 1˝d tied scarce Field Post Office 3 cds located Hayims camp. ................................................................................................ In January 1927 mobs supported by Cantonese & elements of the Nationalists Army attacked the British Conulate in Nanking other threats against British interests in Shanghai prompted action & problems had subsided by the end of the year although some military units remained until the outbreak of WW2 .. Several FPO's served military units FPO 3 being scarcer.
US$250
[20516]  CHINA - GB…BRITISH FORCES SHANGHAI DEFENCE FORCE O.H.M.S ..  1927 (Oct 5)
[20516]  CHINA - GB…BRITISH FORCES SHANGHAI DEFENCE FORCE O.H.M.S ..  1927 (Oct 5)
[20516] CHINA - GB…BRITISH FORCES SHANGHAI DEFENCE FORCE O.H.M.S .. 1927 (Oct 5) O.H.M.S. printed envelope to Officer i/c Base records, Deptford, bearing GB GV 1˝d tied scarce Field Post Office 3 cds located Hayims camp. ................................................................................................ In January 1927 mobs supported by Cantonese & elements of the Nationalists Army attacked the British Consulate in Nanking other threats against British interests in Shanghai prompted action & problems had subsided by the end of the year although some military units remained until the outbreak of WW2... Several FPO's served military units FPO 3 being scarcer.
US$450
[20349]  THAILAND - AUSTRALIA…ANZUK FORCES via HOG KONG…  1973 (Apr 2)
[20349]  THAILAND - AUSTRALIA…ANZUK FORCES via HOG KONG…  1973 (Apr 2)
[20349] THAILAND - AUSTRALIA…ANZUK FORCES via HOG KONG… 1973 (Apr 2) Asia Hotel, Bangkok printed airmail envelope with vertical crease & edge wear to Officers Mess, RAAF Base, Richmond NSW from Wing Commander C. Belford, PX 48 HQ SEATO, ANZUK FPO 5 c/o GPO Sydney bearing GB machin 3p tied Field Post Office 1005 cds located Bangkok & with unframed 6 Apr 1973 arrival & on reverse FPO 146 (3 Apr) alongside Kowloon Hong Kong (4 Apr) transit cds. ................................................................................................ ANZUK a tripartite force of Australia, New Zealand & British forces plus some civilians the purpose being to protect & defend the Asian Pacific region, formed 1 Nov 1971 & operational until 16 Dec 1974. At the same time South East Asian Treaty Organisation (SEATO) operational 1954-1977 an Alliance of 8 nations that included all ANZUK members existed their purpose being to suppress communalism with both ANZUK & SEATO duties overlapping & they did in fact work quite closely together
US$130
[20267]  NORTH AFRICA - G.B - FRENCH FORCES CENSORED BY US FORCES...  1944 (Jul 10)
[20267]  NORTH AFRICA - G.B - FRENCH FORCES CENSORED BY US FORCES...  1944 (Jul 10)
[20267] NORTH AFRICA - G.B - FRENCH FORCES CENSORED BY US FORCES... 1944 (Jul 10) Plain envelope to London Stamp dealer from French soldier at B.P.M 6 bearing GB GV1 light colours 2˝d tied Postes aux Armees with Cross Lorraine index cds, tranparent Opened By /U.S. Army Examiner tape tied blue framed Passed By /U 40180 S /Army Examiner & alongside red circular Passed By /Base /1046 /Army /Examiner hand stamps. ............................................................................................ Unusual from French soldier using GB stamp cancelled by French and censored by US Military..
US$100
[20254]  B.O.F.I.C. GREECE - GB….WW2 RHODES CENSORSHIP..  1945 (Jul 3 )
[20254]  B.O.F.I.C. GREECE - GB….WW2 RHODES CENSORSHIP..  1945 (Jul 3 )
[20254] B.O.F.I.C. GREECE - GB….WW2 RHODES CENSORSHIP.. 1945 (Jul 3 ) Calomeni freres, Commission - Representation - Consignation, Rhodes printed envelope to Edison swan Electric Co. Ltd, London bearing GB 5d overprinted M.E.F. tied Rodi /Egeo cds & with PC 90 Opened By Examiner /ZD 6 label (CCSG 1B) with alongside black double circle with M /41 overlaid by violet 26 within pentagon both applied in Egypt & on reverse a further double circle with M /41 inserted but number is inverted. .............................................................................................. Civil censorship in the Dodecanese islands was in force by June 1945 & ceased in August & ZD handstamps & labels were used during this short period, given the short period and the low population of the islands accounts for the scarcity of these
US$500
[20253]  B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL..  1942 (Sep 23)
[20253]  B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL..  1942 (Sep 23)
[20253] B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL.. 1942 (Sep 23) plain envelope with small tear top left by airmail to Haifa, Palestine bearing GB 6 x 5d & single 1d making 2/7 rate overprinted M.E.F. tied Asmara Centro cds & with violet circular Passed By /2 /Censor / Passato per Censura (Tregurtha EH6a )& black circular M Censorship Dept hand stamp plus Examined By Censor /2 /Verificato per Censura label with 2 oblierated in violet (CCSG 1B / Tregurtha ET4b) tied on reverse violet circular Passed By Censor /10 /Passato per Censura (Tregurtha EH12a) & another M Censorship Dept. hand stamps + Asmara (23 Sep) despatch cds. ............................................................................................... The censor label No 2 is recorded as at 2000 by the CCSG but with no dates given but Tregurtha gives a range between 27 Aug - 19 Sep 1942 so this is extended.
US$250
[20250]  B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED ..  1943 (Feb 2)
[20250]  B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED ..  1943 (Feb 2)
[20250] B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED .. 1943 (Feb 2) Cested Gellatly - Hankey & Co., Sudan deleted & ink Massawa inserted envelope to Haifa, Palestine bearing GB 5d overprinted M.E.F. tied Massaua cds & with PC 66 Opened By Examiner /ZZ 37371 label (Tregurtha ET8 & CCSG 111B )& black circular M Censorship Dept hand stamp & on reverse Asmara Ferrovia (12 Feb) & tying label Shellal - Halfa /T.P.O. /No 2 (22 Feb) transits. .............................................................................................. As at 2000 CCSG record earliest date of Censor label 37371 label as 5 Mar 43 this precedes this date by 3 weeks
US$100
[20249]  B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL..  1942 (Oct 1)
[20249]  B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL..  1942 (Oct 1)
[20249] B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL.. 1942 (Oct 1) plain envelope by airmail to Haifa, Palestine from Gellatly - Hankey & Co.,Massawa bearing GB 3d + 2˝d + pair 5d overprinted M.E.F. tied Asmara Centro (2 Oct) cds & with violet circular Passed By /2 /Censor / Passato per Censura (Tregurtha EH6a )& black circular M Censorship Dept hand stamp plus Examined By Censor /4 /label with 4 oblierated in violet (Tregurtha ET4b - CCSG 1C) tied on reverse violet circular Passed By Censor /10 /Passato per Censura (Tregurtha EH12a) & another partial M Censorship Dept. hand stamps + Asmara Centro (2 Oct) despatch cds. ................................................................................................ The CCSG as at 2000 record the only date for label No 4 as 25 Aug 1942 this extends that date
US$200
[20252]  B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL..  1943 (Jul 13)
[20252]  B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL..  1943 (Jul 13)
[20252] B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED AIRMAIL.. 1943 (Jul 13) plain envelope by airmail with vertical crease to Haifa, Palestine from British Airways Corp. bearing GB 2˝d + 1d & 1/- overprinted M.E.F. tied Asmara Centro cds & with pc 66 Opened By Examiner /ZZ 37471 label (CCSG V) tied black circular M Censorship Dept hand stamp with on reverse Asmara (14 Jul) despatch cds. ................................................................................................ The CCSG as at 2000 record the lastest date of censor label 37471 as 26 Mar 43, this extends that date to 13 Jul 1943
US$170
[20251]  B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED L..  1943 (Jan 26)
[20251]  B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED L..  1943 (Jan 26)
[20251] B.O.F.I.C. ERITREA - PALESTINE….WW2 CENSORED L.. 1943 (Jan 26) plain envelope with stains to Haifa, Palestine from Gellatly - Hankey & Co.,Massawa bearing GB 5d overprinted M.E.F. tied Massaua cds & with PC 66 Opened By Examiner / ZZ 37071 label (CCSG 111A) & violet circular Passed By /6 /Censor (Tregurtha EH1 0b - CCSG 1V ) & black circular M Censorship Dept hand stamp with on reverse Asmara Ferrovia (30 Jan) & Cairo (8 Feb) transits. ............................................................................................... ThIs censor label & marking are only recorded during 1942, the label for less than 2 months 20 Aug - 12 Oct 1942
US$100
[18864]  PALESTINE - GB…1936 PALESTINE UPRISING …  1936 (Dec 1)
[18864]  PALESTINE - GB…1936 PALESTINE UPRISING …  1936 (Dec 1)
[18864] PALESTINE - GB…1936 PALESTINE UPRISING … 1936 (Dec 1) Plain envelope with small part flap gone by airmail to Folkstone bearing GB ED V111 2 x 1˝d tied Field Post Office 18 cds located at Bethlehem between 11 Oct - 19 Dec 1936. ............................................................................................... A full scale uprising in April 1936 by Palestinian Arabs against British colonial rule in mandated territory resulted in Britain sending more troops and an Army Postal unit via H.M.T "Dorsetshire" where FPO 12 opened on board and a further 10 FPO's between numbers 15 - 26 on arrival the first opening on 1 October with the last closing on 10 January 1937 after problems had subsided by the end of 1936 only to reoccur again in September 1937.
US$170
[16037]  CYPRUS - GB...WW2 RAF CENSORSHIP…  1943 (Dec 6)
[16037]  CYPRUS - GB...WW2 RAF CENSORSHIP…  1943 (Dec 6)
[16037] CYPRUS - GB...WW2 RAF CENSORSHIP… 1943 (Dec 6) Plain envelope by airmail to Norwich & forwarded to London N.W. 1 with various manuscript annotations regarding "No Known" bearing GB 10d tied FPO 164 cds & with violet circular Deputy Chief Field Censor & Square RAF /Censor /697 (Type R11) & with London [31 Dec & 6 Jan] transit date stamps in an attempt to deliver. ............................................................................................... R11/697 Not recorded in Censorship of RAF 1918-1956 By Colley & Garrard
US$200
[16034]  CYPRUS - GB...WW2 RAF CENSORSHIP…  1941 (Oct 24)
[16034]  CYPRUS - GB...WW2 RAF CENSORSHIP…  1941 (Oct 24)
[16034] CYPRUS - GB...WW2 RAF CENSORSHIP… 1941 (Oct 24) Active Service Honour A.F. W3078(M.E....576/PMEO-5,000,000-3/41] to Sutton, Surrey bearing GB 2 x 10d tied FPO 291 cds & with red 6 sided framed RAF /Censor /294 (Type R9] hand stamp. ............................................................................................... FPO 291 is scarce recorded by Proud only from 23.07.41 to 03.11.41 & with Colley recording RAF R9/294 allocated to No 259 Wing RAF
US$170
[19914]  SINGAPORE - GB...ANZUK FORCES FPO 5 BRANCH OFFICE 6 UNRECORDED..  1972 (Nov 14)
[19914]  SINGAPORE - GB...ANZUK FORCES FPO 5 BRANCH OFFICE 6 UNRECORDED..  1972 (Nov 14)
[19914] SINGAPORE - GB...ANZUK FORCES FPO 5 BRANCH OFFICE 6 UNRECORDED.. 1972 (Nov 14) Airmail envelope to Bridgend, S. Wales from K1944116 Cpl. Oakley, GEF Tengah Base, Anzuk FPO 5 bearing GB Machin 3p tied Anzuk FPO 5 /6 cds located Woodlands, Singapore at this date. ................................................................................................ FPO 5 branch office 6 is unrecorded by Proud/Startup.. After the conclusion of Operation Firedog in Malaysia the Australian, New Zealand & British forces combined in 1969 at Singapore to form ANZUK which were the S.E. Asia Strategic forces...mail is not easily found
US$70
[19931]  ITALY - GB … YUGOSLAVIA BOSNIA WAR OPERATION DENY FLIGHT ...   1993 (Sep 14)
[19931]  ITALY - GB … YUGOSLAVIA BOSNIA WAR OPERATION DENY FLIGHT ...   1993 (Sep 14)
[19931] ITALY - GB … YUGOSLAVIA BOSNIA WAR OPERATION DENY FLIGHT ... 1993 (Sep 14) Pictorial British Forces Mail "Bluey" Aerogramme to F/Sgt F.W. Plowman, CH CLK, RAF West Drayton, Middx from F8195755 Cpl. P. Mason, MT Section, 25 (F) Sqd. Detachment, Operation Deny Flight, BFPO 569 bearing GB Machin 18p tied small single ring FPO ? cds & with on reverse Forces Post Office 70 cds with interesting content giving location as Gioia da Colle, Bari Province, Details of his work shifts, names of units and his gripes. ................................................................................................ Operation Deny Flight 12 Apr 1993 - Jul 1995 was a UN no fly zone over Bosnia including Close Air Support for troops & carrying out coercive Air Strikes against selected targets in Bosnia based out of Italy ...
US$30
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